It’s a new month, and we’re looking to start it in style with a BTTS treble that pays out at just over 4/1 thanks to three 8/11 selections.
We’re backing three games, from Sweden, Ireland and Uruguay to all provide goals at both ends. Good luck!
GIF Sundsvall v Sirius. 3PM
Our first selection comes from Sweden’s Allsvenskan as struggling GIF Sundsval attempt to put some distance between themselves and the relegation with a second home win of the season. While they do have reason for optimism, they shouldn’t expect to have things all their own way against a strong Sirius side.
The hosts have won just one of five at the Norrporten Arena, but they have scored five times in the process. Moreover, they scored seven goals in their two mid-season break friendlies while they also found the net in their last league encounter. Joel Cedergren’s men have every chance of scoring again here.
Sirius will be fancied to find the target too having hit seven in six on the road. With Moses Ogbu in attack, the visitors will be gunning for the win. However, the fact that their last three league games before the break ended in BTTS winners could open the door for Sundsvall too.
In truth, Kim Bergstrand’s side will be hugely disappointed if they don’t at least grab a point. Nonetheless, the hosts can at least join them on the scoresheet.
Longford v Cabinteely. 7:30PM
In the Irish First Division, rivals Longford and Cabinteely enter Saturday’s showdown at the City Calling stadium locked on 21 points a piece. This, combined with their equal desire to win, gives us every reason to think this will be a BTTS winner.
Longford are pretty solid at home, scoring 14 times in eight matches so far, and will be looking to the goals of Enda Curran for inspiration once more. Having said that, they have also conceded nine times on home turf while they also shipped two at struggling Athlone in their last fixture.
Visiting Cabinteely haven’t been amongst the goals in recent weeks, but do boast 12 in eight in the road. That stat alone should give confidence to manager Pat Develin. His main concern, however, will revolve around a backline that has leaked 15 in that same period.
May’s reverse clash was a 0-0 stalemate, and we wouldn’t back against a draw again. On this occasion, however, we do fancy both sides to hit the target.
Sud America v Nacional. 10PM
In Uruguay, Nacional are still on course to reach the grand final as they attempt to win their half of the Intermediate stage. An away win at Sud America would almost see them through, and they will be expected to get it.
If they do grab the important three points, there’s a good chance they’ll still have to do it the hard way. Their last seven league games overall have ended in BTTS winners while the hosts have scored in six of their last seven too.
Sud America don’t have the same incentive for the win but will still want to bring the curtain down on their home campaign in style. With a number of decent attacking options at their disposal, there’s no reason to think they won’t.
Even if they do cause an upset, however, it’s hard to see them registering a shutout. Back both teams to score.